Archive for the 'Birds' Category


Love is in the Air

2011 has been a strange year indeed!

Wonder what comes next?

A quick painting that I made for Amy and Jayme. congratulations!

Love from the heart and the rest will follow.


“It’s that time of the year again”

I will be at the Body Art Expo March 25th – 27th

Stop by the Sacred Rose Booth and say hello

I will have some prints for $ale..


Santa Rosa

I will be attending the 20th annual Tattoo and Blues Arts Festival in Santa Rosa this month.

The festival will be at the Flamingo Resort Hotel and Spa in Santa Rosa, Feb 25th – Feb 27th.

Appointments are available.

Close up of a sad segull, part of ocean leg sleeve. More to come..

Thank you Brian….


Hawk by Jon Mirro

This is my newest tattoo I got from my good friend Jon. I get tattooed by him every time I go back to Buffalo to visit my family. He can be found at Hand Of Doom Tattoo. If you want a beautiful large Japanese style tattoo, I suggest you save your money and book an appointment with Jon Mirro!


The Owl

This little beauty is on a great customer of mine. I had a lot of fun adding all the little details of stripes and dots. It’s very seldom I get a healed black and gray photo. They look so much better this way as opposed to it being all red and bleeding. The owl is a very common tattoo of today. That’s not a bad thing. I would like to do owls all the time, rather than the Tasmanian Devil, dolphins and butterflies on the lower back with bits of tribal. The owl often symbolizes wisdom or death in a tattoo. This one symbolized friendship. In this case I did matching tattoos on two women that like having cool looking tattoos. Thank you very much.


Traditional Chest Piece

Traditional Tattoo on my good  friend Doli.

When I was helping him move back to the Bay, we decided to get some sushi in the city and check out some shops. We went in to Tattoo City to check out some old flash and portfolios.  At that point Doli and I were discussing different ideas for his chest piece. I think he was a little jealous of my eagle. We talked about all kinds of ideas skulls,  snake, goat head, a Slayer theme. Doli is definitely metal at heart. But his big round eye light-up when he sees that bold bright Traditional American flash. I ended up getting my hand tattooed that day by Brian Bruno, forcing Doli to stair at that old flash for two hours. His mind was made up! “Dan I want a Traditional chest piece with a ship.” So I went to the drawing board and this is what I came up with. Now I need to add on to my Chest piece.

Thank you Doli


Sailor Jerry flash

I did this pair of Sailor Jerry swallows at the Body Art Expo in San Francisco.

I enjoy doing large custom tattoos and paintings. I work at True Love Tattoo in Berkeley, Ca
Please send me an email if you are interested in my art

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